Monday, November 5, 2018

'Yea or nay to the mighty 500!" by myra anderson...

Well...I decided to buy this here pack of 500 sheets of paper in order to practice and hopefully get better at drawing. Things can go one of two ways...'good, better, best' or oops! yikes! and 'why me lord?' We will see.  Good or bad, I intend to account for every sheet of paper!  
But wait...there's more...
I'm also working on a secondary series within this series...

Friday, October 12, 2018

'if you like it then you better put your 'm' on it! by myra anderson...

No matter the level, I think that as artists we all work hard to caterpillar ourselves into our own next and next and next beautiful butterfly. Sometimes we set a far harsher standard for ourselves than those who would consider 'that piece of work' to be beautiful.
If you are like this...knock it off! Right now! If you keep will find! Believe it!
Using all the tools in her toolbox...beautiful work from the desk of Hodaya Louis!

The most important thing is that you took everything you had at the time...and you did all you could for the moment! (insert a smile, a hug and a kiss here!) 
But wait...I think there's more...

Saturday, October 6, 2018

'to be or not to be...nobody asked me for my opinion!' by myra anderson...

A digital sketch by myra anderson
As you may already know, one of the talented 'artists of fabric' is fashion designer Marc Jacobs.  Here are photos of one of his recent collections.  From head to toe, the colors and textures are definitely a fashion illustrator's dream!

Nobody asked - but I thought I would add a little ruffle and a little lace to his complete and beautiful collection!
 If I could - my studio would look like Lilas Blano! Beautiful large paintings all over!

 But wait...there's more...

Friday, September 21, 2018

'it's musical!' by myra anderson...

This is one of the final computer drawings I told you about.  I experimented and found that you can indeed make a nice print!
I have mentioned on more than one occasion that I have been working on paintings and drawings.  Believe me...they are coming soon!

Above and below is the work of artist Vanessa Van Meerhaeghe. One thing I plan to do is to take a book and practices faces...any faces...all faces (actually just some faces). I would like to see if I put in the work will the result I want come? Well? Will it?


Friday, September 14, 2018

'saddle up!' or 'moving on!' by myra anderson...

I will return...but for now...I am taking a small vacation from drawing on the computer using the mouse.  
I do have a few more computer drawings to show you. Just for fun I think that I will try to conquer a different computer sketch program for a  future  adventure.
'ballerina' by myra anderson
This past week I have been doing some paintings and drawings. I've got to stop being so lazy and take some pictures so that I can post them!!!!! This ballerina drawing is a blast from my sketchbook past!
This is someone named Kris? work desk.  Doesn't it make you want to get back to work?

ahh... life...for now, it certainly has it's trials and troubles...but like the shrimp said yesterday...let's not be paranoid about let's just be shrimp!  (Don't worry...doesn't make sense to me either!)

Monday, September 10, 2018

'red town' or 'blueberry city' by myra anderson...

Did I say that I would use imagination? Or did you just imagine that? (see last post) I think that this is okay for a first effort!  This is certainly not imagination run wild lol!.  However I do think it is mission forward...a fashionable a little red town! Where is she headed? What's the story? I dunno!!!
I also 'painted' a fashionable lady in a blue town! And now I'm ready to leave town for a little while!
And so we'll say goodbye to David FeBland for now with another painting entitled 'hip line'! This is a clue to where I am hoping to go next! Perhaps with watercolor lines?

Friday, September 7, 2018

'simply - red' by myra anderson...

It's a joy to be able to produce art that one might consider to be simple and refreshing like a strawberry sorbet on a hot summer's day!  Sometimes...however you may wish that you could produce art like the mighty pomegranate - sweet, red and containing many seeds. 
David FeBland Artist
How can one produce more complex art? One artist said that one thing you must have is 'an imagination'.  So, I tried to use mine.  My next post will show if I passed or failed.  This work of art by David FeBland is delicate and complex at the same time! Perhaps I can do delicate lol!
I have never eaten a pomegranate! I want this dessert but how do you manage those seeds? Uh?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

'the runner!' by myra anderson...

The full title of this piece is 'the one said she couldn't run in this dress!' by myra anderson (okay - I don't know how she does it either) True to my word in the last post I was able to attempt a few pattern sketches today.  I will have to take some photos for you.

The fashion illustrations of  artist Anjelica Roselyn feature many delightful and delicious patterns!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

'mannequin on the showroom floor' by myra anderson...

'mannequin on the showroom floor' by myra anderson

Usually I write about what I HAVE done but for this post I am writing about what I WILL do.  The artist and illustrator Laura Volpintesta continues to make a rich contribution to figurative art and the teaching of fashion illustration.

With that being said, I plan to research the vast treasure of information she has provided. I am going to examine all of the videos, illustrations and book(s) that she has made available! 
When it comes to rendering fabric Laura is a beautiful pattern maker.  This is a skill I would like to master.

I believe that Laura offers online classes in digital, gouache, marker and more! Below is what she said about one digital app.
 I intend to try this digital app because Laura said so!!!!!  Anyhoo...everything can't be said about Laura in this one post! Right now I'm eating a chicken taco and working on some marker sketches in an old we will have to talk again later!

Monday, September 3, 2018

'yikes!' by myra anderson...

Yes. 'Yikes!' was my first thought after completing this drawing. Whatever the issues may be - I don't even want to consider them right now! I will think about them later.  However I still LOVE this drawing.  It represents the fact that I was looking for 'a little artistic adventure' - but - I still gots a littles ways to go!!!
I also hope to get back to my watercolor sketches like the one above. Hey! Where's that blue brush you see right there! I have to go and look for it!
 What a beautiful drawing by 'thesevyanthouse_illustrations' (as listed on instragram).  Reminds me of the mission and makes me want to get back to work!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

"luv u 'vera' much!" by myra anderson...

Well...I did the best I could to create this digital version of a Vera Wang gown.  As a first effort...I LOVES it!  Below is a beautiful room found on the 'elledecor' instragram account. Fashion illustrations on the wall...yep! That's the ticket!
If you prefer a vintage(?) painting...I would easily take this beautiful fashion forward Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968) and hang it on the wall!

Leslie is sponsoring another 30 days of painting for September!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

'girl on the run!' by myra anderson...

This past week I have been doing a little painting, a little drawing and a little digital work (with a little side trip to the emergency room with the diagnosis of vertigo)! In the drawing above, I wanted to see if I could make the computer strokes look like fabric! And...I LOVES my athletic shoe. There is a certain fashion look that I am trying to achieve on the computer - and the count down starts now!
This charcoal drawing I did a couple of years ago is the type of fashionable look I would like to achieve with the computer.  Can I do it?
Above is an interesting quote by artist Bil Donovan.  Below is one of his beautiful fashion illustrations. More on everything later. Time to get back on the run!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

'what we CAN do - what we CAN'T do' by myra anderson...

Art is like a large's sweet and delicious - and it's divided into many sections. Perhaps two of the sections are 'what we CAN do' and 'what we CAN'T do'. Both sections are sweet and delicious.  There is of course happiness in what we CAN do and there just might be 'adventurous frustration' with what we CAN'T do! But - have no fear - we WILL achieve it in the future!  What are the tools? The tools are practice and 'never give-up-er-ish-ness'! Lol!
I could do a little bit more work on the top drawing - and maybe one day I will! In my second drawing - I'm using those tools!!!
Below is the artist Kris Keys in her studio.  Makes you want to get to work!
Kris Keys in her studio
 So...what do I want to achieve? And how will I achieve it? Who will we meet along the way...

Friday, August 24, 2018

'computer couture' by myra anderson. . .

I did a couple of pieces of artwork before this one.  I drew this one just last night.  I think I improved a little bit in rendering fabric.
You know, the good thing about practicing with the computer is that you can reload your image and try try again.
This is an earlier effort that I can now import back into the program - and hopefully - improve! The artwork below is by the artist Sandra Flood...
 What a beautiful oil painting.  This is the type of elegance I would like to achieve on the computer.  Can I? Also drawings and paintings are coming soon!!!! Happy paint party Friday!